Earth Week at SUNY Plattsburgh Starts April 21

By Steph Machado

Published 04/13 2014 06:28PM

Updated 04/21 2014 06:24AM

PLATTSBURGH - Earth Week will kick off on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus Monday.

A concert kicks off the week at 8 p.m. in the Angell College Center Ballroom. The Blind Owl Band will perform.

The event is run by the Environmental Action Committee, a student-run group. It's only the second year there has been a big splash for the holiday.

"My freshman year we didn't do anything for earth week," explained Karyn Ehmann, President of the EAC. "We had a couple of things where we tried to inform people but it wasn't really fun, no one tried to bump it up a little bit. So last year as my first year as president of the EAC, we decided to host the concert. The concert was kind of the kick-off to Earth Week, to get people involved and get people ready to have fun, and then try and force the information towards them," she said.

The concert is free for SUNY Plattsburgh students and costs $3.00 for members of the public. The money will go to the Adirondack Wildlife Fund.

Full list of events:

Monday, April 21: EcoFest, Angell College Center. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tuesday, April 22: Lecture by Dr. David Franzi about the important of Earth Week, Room 106 Hudson Hall. 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 24: Climate Change presentation by Dr. Stephen Danna, Room 106 Hudson Hall. 4 p.m.

Friday, April 25: Edible Plants Walk with Dr. Michael Burgess in Ruger Woods, Angell College Center. 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 27: Bioblitz with the Wildlife Club.

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